Travel into Steve McCurry’s India
Rajasthan, 2010. Rabari tribal elder.
American photographer, Robert Frank, once said: “Black and white are the colors of photography”. In his birth month, here’s a selection of Indian cities and their iconic monuments — in black and white — through the ages.
The iconic Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly river in Kolkata. Officially named Rabindra Setu, it is the sixth-longest cantilever bridge in the world.
A panoramic top-view of Hyderabad, which is otherwise also known as the City of Pearls.
Rajbongshi tribals trying to please the goddess Manasi Devi in Uttarakhand.
Mecca Masjid, also known as, Makkah Masjid, in Hyderabad, is situated around 200 yards southwest of the Charminar. Built around 1694, it is one of the oldest mosques in the city and one of the country’s largest.
Kedartal (also known as Shiva’s lake), is a glacial lake at 15,600 ft in Uttarakhand. The lake is the source of Kedar Ganga, which in Hindu mythology is considered to be Shiva’s contribution to Bhagirathi.
It’s not everywhere that you would find fishing nets being heralded as a tourist point, but these Chinese fishing nets in Kochi, Kerala, happen to be one of the most-visited tourist sites of the city.
You can come across images of Mumbai’s famous dhobi ghat, or community laundry, in movies and documentaries alike. Said to be the world’s largest outdoor laundry, it is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.
Artistically carved chattris, temples, shrines and ghats surrounding the banks of Gadisar Lake Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.